Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Nov 2006 22:56 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Often cast as the peacemaker in free software disputes, Bruce Perens is on the warpath. When we caught up with him, he wasn't in a mood to be charitable to Novell. On Friday the Utah company, which markets the SuSE Linux distribution, revealed that it was entering into a partnership with Microsoft. Redmond would pay Novell an undisclosed sum in return for Novell recognizing Microsoft's intellectual property claims. Novell received a 'Covenant' promising that it wouldn't be sued by Microsoft."It's a case of 'Damn the people who write the software'", he told us. "Novell is in a desperate position - it has a smaller share of the market than Debian,"" he told The Register. Update: Novell responds to community's questions: here, here and here. Update 2: Havoc Pennington's take.
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RE[4]: Microsoft, Novell?
by macisaac on Wed 8th Nov 2006 01:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Microsoft, Novell?"
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well about the only poster I (and I'd imagine many other folks here) see who pretty much consistently in almost every linux discussion that comes up feel the needs to spew some negative insult towards a certain OS and it's fans is, well, you. Look, I like Linux. Really I do. In fact, I make my living largely supporting it in a large university environment. But guess what? I'm typing this comment from IE7 on an XP box at home, that I also happen to really enjoy using as well. Your comment about the OSS "community" just doesn't hold water when you actually work with this stuff. Sure you can find your usual slashdotesque comment on the net about "Windoze Sux" "MS blows" blah blah blah. But does that mean all those fortune enterprises running their companies backends on Linux, all those supercomputers across the world, those root name servers, etc., you really think their admins are folk who'll talk like that? And that the CEOs of said companies will buy that type of argument? Or are those comments more likely coming from some kid runing his counter strike server on a linux box?

Did a penguin bite and give you rabies or something? You really seem to be dripping in venom towards, an OS... That's kind of sad really.

Edited 2006-11-08 01:26

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